The bodies of four dead women were found Monday afternoon behind a motel outside Atlantic City, authorities said.

The bodies were found face down in several inches of water in a ditch, said Janet Niedosik, a spokeswoman for the Atlantic County prosecutor's office.

One body was discovered by two women walking along an access path, and police found the other three bodies, Niedosik said.

None had been identified. Autopsies were scheduled for 8 a.m. Tuesday, Niedosik said.

WPVI-TV in Philadelphia was reporting on its Web site Monday that the victims were found shot to death.